Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Fremont, California       A spiritual community of open minds,
                                  nurturing growth and healing in ourselves and all people.
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This Sunday's Service
Adult Education
Jewelry Making Workshop
Stories for All
Black & White Gala
Stone Garden
New to UU Class
Sunday Services Volunteers
Community Office Hours
Mission Peak UU Calendar
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October 22, 2014
Greetings!Jeremy Nickel  


It was great having the Peak Rocks back in Cole Hall and they helped us have an especially rocking Sunday.


And long after a service all about sin, in which we belted out such classic hymns as Highway to Hell and The House of the Rising Sun, the activity on Palm Hill continued.  While many members and friends visited outside and enjoyed the perfect fall weather, others helped the Sandwich Squad put together some meals for the Tri-City Food Bank.


Another three dozen people shared a potluck lunch and then participated in Intern Minister Dawn Fortune's Adult Religious Education class "Gender 101" about the gender spectrum.


All in all it was another fun and meaningful Sunday at Mission Peak UU! I hope you were able to enjoy some part of it, but if not, the good news is another chance is coming up again this Sunday.   


Yours in the unfolding,


Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel

Minister of Mission Peak UU Congregation

Fremont, CA.


Cell: 510.936.1632 


Preferred appointment times: Tue-Thur 11am-6pm


Available by appointment all days except Monday
This Sunday's Service - October 26, 2014

Seven Modern Virtues
Sir Isaac Newton taught us that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In contrast to this week's sermon on sin, Intern Minister Dawn Fortune will discuss a contemporary version of the classic seven virtues. Can't remember what they are? Show up on Sunday morning to find out! (Rest assured, Chastity and Temperance have been updated considerably.)


Leading the service will be  Dawn Fortune and Worship Associate Paul K Davis.  Music will be provided by Eric Niessner.
Adult Education
Request for Class Proposals - Adult Education - Winter 2015

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

- Dalai Lama


No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.

 - Peter F. Drucker

The Adult Education Committee is seeking proposals for classes for the Winter quarter - January through March of 2015. This is an opportunity for you to share what you know with others.


Past topics have included meditation, Jesus, healthy eating, compassionate communication, drumming, building your own theology, joy of movement, art and spirituality, grief support, and celebration of the sacred feminine. Classes can vary from one-time events to meeting every week.


How can I submit a proposal? Go to the Mission Peak web site: mpuuc.org. Click on <activities>, then <adult education>. There you have two choices. First, you can download a PDF that can be printed, filled in by hand, and returned. Or, if you prefer, open the "word doc," click "enable editing", fill it out and save it to your computer. In either case, send the proposal to Linda Messia. If you'd like to discuss ideas, call Linda.


Please try to send in your proposal no later than November 1.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making Workshop

Come join us from 7:00-10:00 pm on Saturday, October 25 at Jen King's home to make beautiful baubles and bangles to be sold in the Bazaar at this year's Black & White Gala.  No experience necessary. All tools, supplies, and instructions will be provided (although if you have beads or other supplies that you'd like to bring or donate and your own pair of needle nose pliers please bring them). We hope you'll join us for some fun, fellowship, and productivity (and a few snacks).
Stories for All
Stories for All at the Union City Library

For National Make A Difference Day the Union City Library is hosting a special Family Story Time & Craft Program sharing stories that celebrate the diversity of our community 


Saturday, October 25, 2014 
this program repeats 3 times 
10:30am ~ Noon ~ 1:30pm

This event is a day where communities can encourage literacy and a joy of reading by showcasing books which are inclusive of a variety of ethnic populations. Young members of the community will share their favorite books with younger children and provide short activities to further share the message that although we may look different, we are all similar.  


Children want to see themselves in the books they read. "In a survey of more than 2,000 educators from First Book schools and programs, 90 percent of respondents agreed that the children in their programs would be more enthusiastic readers if they had access to books with characters, stories and images that reflect their lives and their neighborhoods. " - First Book


Please see attached flyer for event by clicking here. 


Black & White Gala
Black & White Gala - November 15th 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Less than 3 Weeks Away!
Get your tickets on Sunday!

We need your help to make the Black & White Gala a success!


·       Are you a baker? We need amazing goodies to provide energy and strength for furious bidding.

·       Are you a crafter? We need homemade items to sell in our wonderful Bazaar.

·       Do you enjoy hosting events at your house with really amazing people? Offer a dinner for the auction.

·       Are you musical, like to bird watch, are an artist, or photographer? Offer an auction item sharing your passion.

·       Do you provide professional services or skills that people at Mission Peak need/want? Offer it at the auction and see how high the bidding will go.

·       Do you want help out with a fun event that's VERY important to the continued financial health of MPUUC? Sign up.  We have many, many volunteer opportunities for all skills.


Tickets are on sale for $20 presale this Sunday at MPUUC.


Contact Deanna Kosaraju at dkosaraju@yahoo.com with any questions.   

Stone Garden
Update on the Stone Garden 






We have two events at the Stone Garden this weekend:


Make a Difference Day at the Stone Garden

Saturday, October 25th

12:30-4:30 p.m.




Stone Garden Work Party

Sunday, October 26th 

1:00-4:00 p.m.




Location: Stone Garden (on the corner of Mission and Mowry behind the Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic)

We hope to see you out at the Stone Garden this weekend!


Interested in getting reminders about upcoming work parties? Join our Group Spaces Volunteer List http://groupspaces.com/StoneGardenVolunteersFremont/


Questions? Contact Deanna Kosaraju at dkosaraju@yahoo.com or 650-346-8601 

New to UU Class
New to UU Class - November 1 (10 am to noon)

Join Reverend Jeremy and other congregation leaders to learn more about the history of Unitarian Universalism, our Mission Peak Congregation, opportunities for involvement and more by attending the coming New to UU class on November 1. Everyone is welcome to attend and you are especially invited if:


  • You are relatively new to Mission Peak
  • You have been attending for a while but have not yet become a member
  • You are seeking and questioning and want to learn more

A signup sheet will be available at the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings or you can email Holly Ito at membership@mpuuc.org  or call the office at 510-252-1477 and let us know you will be attending. Childcare will be available with at least 1-week notice and refreshments will be provided.

Sunday Services Volunteers
Sunday Services Committee

We are in need of a goodies provider on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Ron Qian had to resign from this job.  We also still need people for the aesthetics team.  Please contact  Ursel Bloxsom, Sunday Services Team Coordinator, dsbloxsom@aol.com.


Community Office Hours
Rev. Nickel's upcoming schedule

I am always interested in suggestions for new places, times and ways that this could work better for you, so if you have an idea, please drop me a line, it is as easy as clicking right here.

Thursday, November 6
11 AM -1 PM
7324 Thornton Ave

Tuesday, November 18
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mission Coffee
151 Washington Blvd

Thursday, December 4
11 AM - 1 PM
Suju's (new location)
4949 Stevenson Blvd
Mission Peak UU
Calendar of Upcoming Events

October 19
Gender Literacy 101 12- 2 pm
Coffee 4:30-6 pm

Building Your Own Theology 7-9 pm

Buddhist Meditation/Dharma Study 7-9 pm
A Goal Laid Out Using Collage 10-noon

PCD Leadership Day


Make A Difference/Stone Garden 12:30-4:00 pm


The Mystery of Aging 7-9 pm


Stone Garden Work Party 1:00-4:00 pm 

Buddhist Meditation/Dharma Study 7-9 pm
New to UU Class 10-noon
Reclaiming Prophetic Witness Discussion 11:30-1:30 pm
Building Your Own Theology 7-9 pm
Budhist Meditation/Dharma Study 7-9 pm

Who We Are

Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fremont was founded in 1993. We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.


Mission Peak members determine its policies, choose its minister, and support it financially.


We affirm and promote these UUA Principles and Purposes:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in our society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

We invite you to join us and add your commitment to ours. Mission Peak is a living and changing congregation, responsive to the spiritual needs of its members. With the leadership of our minister, we search for ways to fulfill ourselves as individuals and as a community. Joining us is a commitment to this process. 


Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 545 Fremont, CA 94537-0545

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